August 19, 2015
Contact: SA Debbie Webber
Phone Number: (504) 840-1100
Eight Arrested On Federal Drug Charges During Multi-Agency Roundup
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris and George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, announced that Carlos Renaldo (39), of Bonaire, Georgia; and Twayne Lebarsha (41), Willie Lewis (44), Jasmine Janay (25), Wallace Eugene McCree, (44), Alonzo Dion (40), Kyon A. (37), James Marvin (51), all from Montgomery, Alabama, were arrested today for their roles in a drug organization that involved the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Montgomery area. These arrests are the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation that included numerous agencies.
Over the course of the investigation the case involved approximately $800,000 in cash, 11 vehicles, 10 firearms, approximately 9 kilograms of cocaine powder, over an ounce of crack cocaine, and over an ounce of marijuana.
According to court documents, the drug operation was responsible for moving large amounts of illegal narcotics from the Atlanta area to Central Alabama. A conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine or crack cocaine carries a statutory sentence ranging from 10 years to life in prison.
Of the defendants charged in the indictment, many have been arrested and made their initial appearance in United States District Court in Montgomery, Alabama.
The following agencies were involved in this case: DEA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and (ATF), the U.S. Marshals Service, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Montgomery Police Department, the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office, the Prattville Police Department and other state and local police departments.
Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.